Getting the Call Right

The first responsibility of an umpire is “Getting the Call Right”. Our ultimate goal as a Baseball Umpires is to get the call right. Your pride

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Catch and Carry

It is very important for umpires to understand Catch and Carry in baseball, especially amateur baseball. The Official Baseball Rules (OBR) do not address specifically

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Check-Swings

When check-swings occur, umpires must consider the following: 1.  Did the batter “break” his wrists, “roll” his wrists or swing through the ball? 2.  Did

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TIME LIMITS GAME RESTRAINTS

Time limits game restraints. One of the differences in Baseball as opposed to other sports is that there is no clock. However time limits and game restraints

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Game Management Principles Two

In Game Management Principles Two we discuss “Play Anticipation” and what play anticipation allows. Play anticipation allows: The umpire getting into proper position. Allows the

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Game Management Principles Four

In Game Management Principles Four for Umpires we discuss stealing home, missing the plate, rundowns, and interference from the umpire-in-chief’s perspective. WORKING HOME PLATE/UMPIRE IN

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